New Delhi (AP) — India reports the largest one-day spike in confirmed coronavirus cases since the pandemic began on Monday, and Mumbai-based smashed state officials bid We are returning to the closure of some businesses and places of worship in slowing the spread.
The Ministry of Health has reported 103,558 new COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours, surpassing the previous peak of 97,894 daily cases recorded in late September. The death toll has increased by 478 and the national death toll has increased to 165,101.
Currently, India’s 7-day moving average exceeds 73,000 per day, and infections in India are reported earlier than anywhere else in the world.
The biggest cause of the surge is the western part of Maharashtra, home of Mumbai’s commercial capital. The state has contributed more than 55% of all cases in the country in the last two weeks.
The state will begin closing cinemas, restaurants, shopping malls, and places of worship on Monday night. Authorities also impose a complete blockade over the weekend.
In India, the infection has receded for several months, but began to increase again in late February. Since then, the number of new cases has increased more than 10 times.
India has identified a new and potentially nasty variant of the virus, but authorities have warned against associating it or other variants with the surge.
According to experts, this surge is partly due to increased social distance in public places and increased neglect of wearing masks. Some say that the government has sent various messages.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party leader continue to hold huge rallies in some states where local elections are underway, as health officials continue to warn of rallies in public places.
The Modi administration has also allowed a huge one-month Hindu festival to be held on the banks of the Ganges in northern Pangoot. Tens of thousands of believers gather every day at the festival.
India has been boosting vaccination momentum over the last few weeks and is currently administering over 3 million jabs daily. However, Shot took time to reach nearly 1.4 billion people in India.
Over 76 million Indians have received at least one shot, but only 9.5 million have received both. Health officials want to cover 300 million people by August, but experts say vaccination needs to move faster to stop its spread.
The country has begun the third phase of the coronavirus vaccination drive for people over the age of 45 who are eligible for jabs. In the first two phases, frontline workers and people over the age of 60 were eligible.
India has reported 12.6 million viral cases since the outbreak of the pandemic, the second highest after the United States and Brazil.